The Associazione per il Disegno Industriale rewards the designers Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi with the Compasso d’Oro career award
Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi were born in the 30s in Milan where they started operating in the 60’s in the field of architecture, interior design and product and industrial design. They designed industrial and residential buildings and worked in all the areas related to industrial design of products for home, office, retail and public space use. They are known for the introduction of advanced signs, materials and industrial technologies. Their works are documented in the historical literature regarding Italian Design, architecture and product design and is exhibited in several international collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou of Paris, and the Museum of Jerusalem.
The Flower table represents an exciting collaboration between Horm and the two Masters of world design, born out of a challenge: to create an extendable round table that was beautiful both closed and open. The flat surfaces slide without the use of runners. The table extension comes out and opens like a blossoming flower.